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Canon: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Characters/Pairing: Titania/Oberon
Prompt: lovers
Rating: PG?





I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows


There Titania, love-in-idleness wiped from her bright eyes, retires with her Oberon for the first time in many moons, and deep purple violets spring from the grass in their wake. He is her fairy king, and while they fought long and bitterly, the very seasons rippling harshly around them, he has won as only her husband could. The moon shines silver in the sky, and as the night's hymn rises, Titania's fingertips travel her husband's skin and a hundred moonflowers burst into fragrant bloom.

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in_the_blue
Jun. 7th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
...I think that's the lushest, most vibrant and poetic 100-word story I've ever read.
lostinapapercup
Jun. 7th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
That is a high compliment! Thank you!

I think the source demanded the treatment.
erised1810
Jun. 8th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
oh my god oh my godoh my god oh my godoh my god oh my god!!!!!! {Hugs}
lostinapapercup
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Hee! That's quite a comment. Thank you!
ashavah
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
This is just amazing. I love the way you've captured something of the tone of Shakespearean English, and of the imagery and magic and sensuality of the faerie world in Midsummer Night's Dream. The language you've used is just so rich and vibrant and beautiful that I think the word perfect is appropriate.
lostinapapercup
Jun. 11th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, thank you so much! The inspiration came to me on the spur of the moment and it just kind of tumbled right out; I thought the canon choice demanded a certain feel that was ideal for the prompt, so I'm overjoyed that you think it worked so well.
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